Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (cont.)
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How can I keep myself from getting PID?
You may not be able to prevent PID. It is not always caused by an STI. Sometimes, normal bacteria in your vagina can travel up to your reproductive organs and cause PID. But you can lower your risk of PID by not douching. You can also prevent STIs by not having vaginal, oral, or anal sex. If you do have sex, lower your risk of getting an STI with the following steps:
The steps work best when used together. No single step can protect you from every single type of STI.
SOURCE: "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease." womenshealth.gov. Updated August 31, 2015.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015
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